The Construction Education Foundation (CEF) was established in 1975 to support the OSU Construction Engineering Management program. As a part of the OSU Foundation, CEF funds provide support to CEM students, staff, faculty, and programs including:

  • The Hal Pritchett Chair was created in 2002 as an endowed professorship to bring industry experience to the CEM program and develop industry outreach and technology transfer programs.
  • CEM Faculty


CEF Mission

To enhance or initiate programs at Oregon State University which will be beneficial to the Construction Industry, the public that it serves and students who are preparing for professional careers in the construction industry.

Annual Golf Tournament

Each September, the CEF holds this annual fund-raising event, which brings faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry partners together to raise funds to support the CEM program.


Executive Committee

Tom Skoro, President
Kiewit Bridge & Marine, retired

Steve Malany, Vice-President
P&C Construction

Jeff Perala, Secretary/Treasurer
Perlo Construction

David Andersen, Past President 
Andersen Construction 
Lifetime Director

Walt Gamble, CCE IAB Representative
W.R. Gamble Engineering 
Lifetime Director 

Board of Directors

Michael Allen
Balzer Pacific
Lifetime Director

Tom Gerding
T. Gerding Construction Co.

Brian Gray
Knife River

Mike Hester
McGuire & Hester

Dan Kavanaugh
Turner Construction Company

Jay McQuillen
Garney Construction

William T. "Bill" Peckham
Hamilton Construction, retired 
Lifetime Director

Shane Petersen

Harold D. "Hal" Pritchett
OSU CCE CEM Professor Emeritus    
Lifetime Director

Don Sheets
Sheets Construction, retired
Lifetime Director

Larry Sitz
Emerick Construction Company

Jeff Thiede
On Electric Group/MDU Construction Services Group

Scott Williams
Hamilton Construction
Lifetime Director 

Honorary Directors

Jim Hirte
Collamette Construction

Charles "Chuck" Schrader
North Santiam Paving Company
Lifetime Director

W. "Lee" Schroeder
OSU CCE CE Professor Emeritus
Lifetime Director 

OSU CCE Faculty

David Trejo
OSU CCE Designate
Ex officio

William "Jason" Weiss
OSU CCE School Head 


Contact Information

Lauren A. Farmen-Schnoor
AGC Industry Liaison
Construction Education Foundation
Oregon State University
101 Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Fax: 541-737-3052

College of Engineering: 877-257-5182